Hotel Donates £1,000 To Local Hospice In Random Act Of Kindness

One of the South West’s leading four-star hotels handed over a cheque worth £1,000 to the Children’s Hospice South West.

Forming part of Hilton’s 100th birthday celebrations, members of staff from DoubleTree by Hilton, Cadbury House in Congresbury visited Charlton Farm in Wraxall where they were shown around the facilities before handing over the money.

The hospice provides care for children who have life-limiting conditions and are not expected to live into adulthood. With more than 1,000 families with life-limited children in the South West, the charity provides care and support for over 450 families from the point of diagnosis through to bereavement and beyond, or for as long as the family needs it.

A place where families can spend time together free of charge, the charity only receives 14 percent of the £3.5 million from the Government needed to run Charlton Farm each year, so donations from businesses like Cadbury House form a vital part of the organisations on-going work.

The donation formed part of a global celebration of the centenary of the founding of the international hotel group. Across the globe, Hilton team members performed “Random Acts of Kindness” in the communities they serve to celebrate the centennial. 

The photograph above features (left to right) Mehmet Kandemir, General Manager, DoubleTree by Hilton, Cadbury House. Joyce Millard, HR Manager, DoubleTree by Hilton, Cadbury House and Amanda Gallagher, Corporate Partnerships Fundraiser, Children’s Hospice South West.

Mehmet Kandemir, General Manager at Cadbury House said: “When you realise how little funding the hospice receives from the Government goes to show that every donation helps enormously this amazing charity and we were delighted to raise and give it the £1,000."

“It’s such an inspirational place we will now aim to raise a further £5,000.”

In addition to the donation other random acts of kindness included hotel guests having their bills paid for, free dishes and drinks in the Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill and chilled Prosecco as they checked in.

Mehmet added: “When you think about all the Hilton hotels across the world all doing similar activities makes you realise how big an impact the brand has on the communities in which they are located."

“We not only employ a lot of people from the local area but use many local suppliers. Add in the work team members do in their local community and you really start to get a picture of how important a business this is and we’ll look forward to a long and prosperous future.”

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